LPPDE Europe 2017, Paris, France
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For this conference, we are using an airline model. The prices for the main conference and for the workshops will increase over time. Why do we do this? LPPDE is a non-profit organization. The fixed cost of a conference like this are pretty large. The sooner we get our registrations in, the sooner we know that our costs are covered and the sooner we know that we have room to expand our conference offering. That is why we want to reward early registrations. The lowest price you can get is now!
This year's LPPDE Europe is organized in Paris, in cooperation with Institut Lean France (ILF). We selected Espaces Diderot, a modern venue in the heart of Paris. The place is conveniently located near the train station Gare de Lyon. Visitors will enjoy the socializing and entertainment opportunities that the Bastille area has to offer, all within walking distance: the famous Opera Bastille, the Viaduc des Arts and the Seine river bank.
Unlike other years, we did not fix a hotel for our participants. Participants can select one of many hotels in the neighborhood in accordance with their wishes and company guidelines.
The Espaces Diderot is very accessible via public transportation, taxi or rental car from the Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG). There is adequate parking for drive-in day guests. Adress: Espaces Diderot – 10 rue Traversière – 75012 Paris – Metro Station: Gare de Lyon At Gare de Lyon, take exit n°13: rue Van Gogh.
We look forward meeting you at the LPPDE Europe 2017!
Lean Product Development in the digital age
The quest of our LPPDE Europe 2017 is about how should we adapt our product development processes and ways of working to enable the development of such complex systems in which hardware, firmware and software components are combined. The good news is that lean for physical product development and lean for software development, such as lean startup or agile/scrum, originate from the same source: lean thinking. Lean product development arms developers with the behaviors and tools that enable them to conquer more complex developments in shorter time already.
- Do you want to learn how to apply lean thinking to your development process?
- Do you want to discover how you could sharpen your ways of working to be better armed for the digital age?
- Do you want to grow your understanding of the change management and leadership behaviors behind?
You can download a printable version of the agenda here
Our keynoters highlight and outline the two key topics of this conference: Lean PD in the Digital Age and Leadership.
- Philip Holt [Head of Operational Excellence, Accounting Operations, Philips] will make us part of the insights he recently summarized in book "Leading with Lean". Every participant of
the main conference will receive a copy of this book!
In 'Leading with Lean', Philip Holt shows us the best ways to arrange a high-performance organization, and gives us simple tools and insights for each leader to aspire to greatness, for themselves and for their teams. He explains exactly what his model of Lean Leadership is, how we can learn to apply it and how you can convince the workplace never to settle for anything less than excellence. We also learn how to redefine our leadership style and how to identify and eliminate wasteful activities within the company. This way you can recognize, realize and retain the ideal state.
- Jean Claude Kihn [President EMEA, Goodyear] will speak about the lean transformation within Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Jean-Claude was the sponsor for the lean PD initiative and he is now Goodyear President EMEA. Jean-Claude will bring a very unique perspective about starting lean in PD and then using the results to run the business
- David Lemereis [Science Fact Watcher], The Future is Now.
David is a freelance journalist, internet TV personality and a speaker with an inherent passion for tech and science. Never before in the history of mankind have innovations changed our lives so rapidly. Yet we seem to blissfully unaware of the speed of change. With a touch of humor David will take you on a rollercoaster ride of examples of rapid change that will inspire you to act today, not tomorrow. After all, the Future is Now.
- Paul Takken [Lean Agile Coach] and Jean Pierre Berchez [Scrum Trainer at HLSC] will introduce us to Agile/Scrum, scaling models and
make the bridge to Lean Product Development.
Software developers have been applying lean thinking to their development process and they call that "Agile/Scrum". Paul and Jean Pierre will explain how they do that and bridge the gap to Lean Product Development as we know it. Paul Takken is a passionate Agile Coach and Consultant at Xebia Consulting. Paul is specialized in creating future fit evolutionary teams and environments. He started his mission seven in 2008, sparking the first Agile transition at the IT department from Rabobank Nederland. Paul is currently working as Lead Agile Coaching for the Payments Tribe at ING Bank implementing a new way of working based on Agile elements like Scrum and Holacracy. In the Europe and the US, Paul was Lead Agile Coach at TomTom’s World Class Software Program. For this purpose he connected in 2013 with Scrum in Hardware pioneer Joe Justice in order to add hardware to the World Class Agile Software Program. Since then, Joe and Paul work closely together on the worldwide development of Agile outside IT. For example, Paul is coaching teams at Delft Tech University on applying Agile practices in cutting-edge engineering, like creating hydrogen racecars and exoskeletons “The Agile Way”. In order to embed Agile into the official curriculum of schools and universities, he’s an active member of EduScrum. This foundation started more than four years ago in The Netherlands which now has similar initiatives in the US and Europe united in Agile in Education which was established in Orlando last summer. Jean Pierre Berchez has over 20 years experience in the software industry in a variety of roles, at some of the most innovative players in the area of Software Development. JP has experience in software development as a project manager, trainer and coach working together with global acting companies like Cincom, TogetherSoft, MKS, PTC, Sun Microsystems and the USDA. Beside his work in industry he put emphasis on teach as a lecturer at the Universities of Liechtenstein, Heidenheim and Stuttgart. JP is General Manager of HLSC (High Level Scrum Consulting) and organizer of the Scrum-Day which is probably the biggest conference regarding Scrum in the German speaking Market or even in Europe. You want to see more about JP go here (German Page).
- Michael Ballé [Author and Consultant] will reflect on lean product development in the digital age.
Parallel Track 1: The Story Of
In this first track, representatives of companies, mainly those that are working in the complex world of system development, will discuss their lean journey. A perfect opportunity for you to learn and be inspired by their approach, the successes as well as the failures.
- Stéphane Moreau [ACS]: The incredible turnaround of an engineering department
- Stijn Claeys [Barco]: The Lean PD Story of Barco
- Kaizen Institute Customer (from a global innovation company): The 4 pillars of change: a Lean PD implementation story
- Sebastien Faucher [Airbus]: Agile and Lean PD at Airbus
Parallel Track 2: How To
In the second track, representatives of companies and universities will present the latest and the greatest methods and tools, especially those needed to conquer the complex world of systems development.
- Jochen Müller [John Deere]: Complexity management at John Deere
- Wouter van Essen [Sonion]: Rapid Learning Cycles applied
- Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker [University of Twente]: Computer Aided Synthesis More info
As today’s consumer markets have become both more difficult to satisfy and more susceptible to rapid changes, effective New Product Development processes are required to balance the search for innovative solutions with very short times to market in order to keep a competitive edge. Concurrently, products are integrating an increasing number of functions and technologies, thus becoming progressively complex. Companies in this environment are demanding for radical innovations in design support tools. At the University of Twente, we have responded by developing the next generation of computational design support: Computer Aided Synthesis tool, or CAS. CAS support experts during the design process by automatically generating solution spaces to their personally defined design tasks. During this presentation, I will first show you the capabilities that our current CAS systems have, to later transport you into our own vision of the future of the design processes implementing our synthesis systems. Special focus will be set on the application of CAS to support Set-Based Concurrent Engineering and Just In Time Decision Making, which are considered as two of the cornerstones of the Lean Design method. Several industrial cases implementing our tool will be presented, exposing their impact on the product development processes they support.
Juan Jauregui-Becker is an assistant professor at the university of Twente, Department of Design, Production and Management. Juan is currently researching the application of lean principles as Set Based Concurrent Engineering and Just In Time Decision Making during the detail design phase of technical systems. Juan is also researching the application of lean product development principles as a means to organize value creation processes performed by grassroots innovators in deprived communities. Juan’s research has given him the opportunity to participate in applied research projects with companies like PHILIPS, APOLLO, Oce, UNILEVER, DAIMLER and FESTO.
- Christophe Muratet [Thales]: Making Knowledge Flow, Knowledge management as a performance strategy
Hands On Sessions & Mini Workshops
Last but not least, this conference, as always, contains hands on sessions and mini workshops as part of the main conference! In these sessions you will not just sit and listen, but you will be invited to participate and experience to deepen your learning.
- Hands On Session: Rapid Learning Cycles by Katherine Radeka
- Hands On Session: Brain Dynamics by Arnoud Herremans
- Mini Workshop: Truck Game: How SBE Works by Kaizen Institute
- Mini Workshop: Change management
Pre- and Post-conference workshops
To enrich your learning experience, you can sign up for pre-conference (April 24) and post-conference (April 27) workshops. These
sessions typically are in groups of 8-16 people and are highly interactive and tailored to the audience as much as possible. We offer
workshops for starters in the Lean Product Development domain as well as for experienced lean practitioners.
The pre-conference workshops are:
- (Full day) Introduction to Lean Product Development by Norbert Majerus [Goodyear]
Book Author and Shingo Prize winner Norbert Majerus will introduce you to Lean Product Development. This class is aiming to create a basic foundation to build upon during the main conference. If you do not yet have a good view on what Lean Product Development can offer, then this is the workshop for you.
- (Fulll day) Mission On Mars: a team based simulation teaching how to apply lean in your product
development project! by Jitske van der Zwaag and Wil van Mil [Philips]
In the past years, Philips has worked on a visonary and uniform approach to deploy lean in the world of product development. As part of this, a Lean Basics class was created that is received with great enthusiasm by the participants. This workshop is an adapted version of this class, where we give a bird's eye view onto the key principles of lean in product development projects. Participants are practicing understanding customer insights, identifying knowledge gaps, creating knowledge and realization of product development through a case exercise.
Wil van Mil is a senior innovation consultant who has 32 years of experience in improving Innovation processes for a wide range of industries. His strengths herein are the ability to look with a holistic view, people orientation, in-depth knowledge of methodologies applied in Innovation, and a result driven approach. For over 10 years he is involved in Lean Product Development and Agile Scrum implementation projects. Holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Jitske van der Zwaag has been responsible for the Lean I2M (PD) program rolled out across Philips. The Developed methodology is focused on sustainable business impact and cultural change in an innovation (project) environment. Jitske brings a decade of project management experience in the medical device industry. Jitske is PMP certified, has a MSc in engineering product design, BSc in Medical engineering and an executive MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.
- (Morning) Lean Scheduling by Suzanne van Egmond [Philips]
Suzanne presented her concept of Lean Scheduling already earlier at LPPDE. Lean Scheduling is a planning system for product development, that makes use of decison based, knowledge based, tiered planning. The system has proven to increase milestone reliability, even in front end development. Also, great examples are available on how to connect it to an Agile way of working. The half day workshop is teaching the lean scheduling system along a case exercise.
- (Afternoon) Complexity Management by Michael Schiffer [Complexity Management Academy]
In order to stay competitive in research and development (R&D) it is critical not only to improve the effectiveness of R&D but to simultaneously increase its efficiency as well. Additionally, real product differentiation must be achieved with reduced resources. This is where the Lean innovation method comes into play. The goal of lean innovation is to apply the principles of lean thinking to the R&D management methodologies. For us, Complexity Management is a great supporter for Lean Innovation. It involves the management of the product complexity, by covering two of the 12 Lean Innovation principles.
- Product Architecture Design based on integrated product and production structures
- Define modules with standardized and de-coupled interfaces
- Reuse requirements, functions and technologies in product development
- Product Range Optimization based on feature and variant trees
- Assess benefits of product variety
- Analyze complexity costs
- Focus target on profitable product variants
Dr. Michael Schiffer studied industrial engineering with the focus on mechanical engineering from 2004 – 2009 at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Following his studies, Dr. Schiffer began working as a research associate in the department for innovation management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University. Here, he worked as project manager on numerous research and consulting projects regarding complexity management, especially modular platform designing. He gained his doctoral degree in 2013.
In 2013, Dr. Schiffer assumed the position as authorized manager of the Complexity Management Academy and is responsible for managing the Complexity Community, as well as the training program in the area of complexity management.
The post-conference workshops are:
- (Full day) Advanced Knowledge-Based Development by Ron Marsiglio and Bob Melvin [LPPDE and Teledyne Benthos]
Ron and Bob both have a background with Teledyne Benthos. Where Ron started off the knowlege based way of working in Teledyne Benthos's product development department, Bob Melvin took over and further matured the approach. The two gentlemen will provide you with a practical yet advanced understanding on how Knowledge Based Development is working, and will use many examples from their extensive experience. Please find a flyer of this workshop here
- (Morning) Kanban Method for Knowledge Work by Dimitar Karaivanov [Kanbanize]
In Agile ways of working, Kanban plays a significant role. In this workshop, Dimitar will teach how to use the Kanban method for knowledge work.
- (Morning) Set-Based Engineering in Practice by Cécile Roche & Luc Delamotte [Thales]
Cécile and Luc have built their experience on Set Based Engineering within Thales. In this half day workshop, they will provide you with hands-on insights that will help you to pilot and implement SBE in your own company.
- (Afternoon) Trade-Off Curves by Göran Gustafsson [Chalmers University of Technology].
In this class, Göran gives an insight in how to use and create trade-off curves. Trade-off curves are an unmissable piece of Set Based Development. In this half day workshop you will be challenged to get to understanding of this concept which of course does not go without a fair bit of engineering!
Göran Gustafsson holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics. He has worked with research, product development and engineering education in academia as well as in industry in Sweden and abroad. His current research interests are lean product development in general, and the capture, generalization, presentation and reuse of data and other knowledge for product development purposes in particular.